38 Absolutely gorgeous mid-century modern living room ideas

We have featured plenty of fabulous mid-century modern homes, so today we put together a collection dedicated to living room ideas. Mid-century modern living rooms are warm and cozy while being bright and airy at the same time. When it comes to styling your home in mid-century tradition, think crisp and clean white walls, color blocking and mid-century furnishings. Select typical mid-century furniture in rich wood tones, add some geometric fabrics, punches of color and a layering of textures. Don’t forget to add some mid-century modern light fixtures to complete your space. Have a look below for some fantastic inspiration!

If you want to keep the walls of your mid-century styled living room bright and airy, interior designer Christen Ales offers her go-to white paint colors. “My favorite go to white is Sherwin Williams Pure White. It’s got just a little bit of warmth to it so it doesn’t read too stark. If you want a little warmer, go Sherwin Williams Alabaster. And for a true bright white, Sherwin Williams Extra White.”

1. The cozy chair in the corner is the Womb Chair, found on Design Within Reach. The hearth is finished with a very dark slate slab. The dimensional tile on the fireplace wall is from Heath Ceramics. (via Jennifer Weiss Architecture)

2. The sofa is from West Elm, while the area rug is from Dwell Studio. Wood framed chair with arms and the coffee table is from Five Elements on South Lamar- Austin, TX. The corner chair and ottoman is from Dot and Bo. (via Christen Ales Interior Design)

3. This New York apartment features some antique shop finds, such as the screen. The sofa was custom fabricated by the designer. The coffee table from a store called Donzella. The area rug is from Imports From Marrakesh. (via Sara Bengur Interiors)

4. The two gray armchairs are Palms II by Jeff Vioski, available at SUITE NY, while the other pair of chairs are the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs from Herman Miller. The coffee table is vintage. The planter is from Grounded, while the area rug is from West Elm. The white Dora Maar Vase: Jonathan Adler. (via Kimberley Bryan)

5. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is from DWR. A similar sofa can be found on Room & Board. The floating hearth is concrete and is supported by a continuous steel angle bracket which is lag bolted into the studs and covered up by the brick. The recessed lighting is made by Contrast Lighting out of Canada. The stacked brick on the fireplace is a Norman brick, which is longer than standard brick—from Mutual Materials. The wall paint color is called Chrysanthemum from Sherwin-Williams. (via Risa Boyer Architecture)

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